Month: July 2011

Summer Food-Friendly Austrian White Wine Merits More Attention

A wine review of several Gruner Veltliners.
Gruner Veltliner is the primary Austrian white wine varietal. Grown mostly in the northeastern aspect of the country, “Gru-Vee” ranges from a light, slightly fizzy style suitable for immediate consumption to a lush wine with the structure to develop more complexity during cellaring. Sparkling Gruners are known by

Slake Your Thirst With An Air Of Sophistication

A review of the Terra di Seta Chianti Classico 2008 and some summer cocktail suggestions.
Italians have been making wines for thousands of years. Chianti is one of their better wines, however it unfortunately suffers from the image of the straw-covered curved bottle festooned with wax drippings. But Chianti is much more than a restaurant

A Giant of a Wine and a Kiddush-Table Favorite

A review of the Brobdingnagian Syrah 2009 and the Balvenie Peated Cask 17 year old and Caribbean Cask 14 year old Single Malt Scotch Whiskies.
Large estates in California, France, Italy, Spain, South America and Israel produce tens of thousands of cases of single varietal and blended wines. These vast operations are also great incubators

Summertime And The Sipping Is Easy

A review of the Cantine del Borgo Pinot Grigio 2010 and the Bulleit Rye Whiskey.
Pinot grigio is an ideal wine for summer sipping. One of Italy's most popular white wines, the best Italian pinot grigios originate from the Alto-Adige, Veneto and Friuli regions. Recently a number of very good ones are being produced in

A Kosher Taste Tour – From Western Australia to Kentucky

A review of the Beckett's Flat Five Stones Sauvignon Blanc Semillion 2009 and the Maker's Mark # 46.
The Beckett's Flat Five Stones Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2009 ($15) is another one of those exceptional varietal marriages that the Australians do so well. A classic white Bordeaux blend, it has also found a home in the